Black Friday is taking on a life of its own in Belize as several businesses are using this period in November to promote various deals and discounts. This is the third year that the Belize Chamber and Commerce and Industry is promoting Black Friday in Belize. Vianney Reyes says it is an initiative they are building on each year.
Viannie Reyes, Marketing and Public Relations Officer, Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry: “This year November 15-19 2019 the BCCI is once again coordinating it’s third ever Belizean Black Friday and the Black Friday is basically a shopping day for a combination of reasons. It marks the unofficial beginning of the Christmas shopping season where there is a drastic increase in customer traffic to all stores across the country. It’s one of the biggest times of the year when it comes to shopping holiday bargains and it’s also the most important reason is to move their business from the red into the black when it comes to figures and profit. We do have a list of businesses that are participating; so far we have approximately forty or more businesses that are participating. We have Bravo Motors, Hofius, Brothers Habet, we have Belize Agro Enterprise, we have Centaur Communication, Travelers, A&R. We also have Brodies, we have Cellular World, the SanCas group of companies which includes Bottom Dollar, Save U and People’s Store. We also have South Side Meats if you guys want to purchase your meat. We also have Mikado and Hofius as well and there is also Digi that is doing some promotions as well and Atlantic Insurance and we have quite an amount of different lists to go on. A lot of people were asking as to what exact dates, the best way to find out the exact dates of these specific stores would be to contact the stores because they are not all having sales from the 15th to the 19th some of them are having it from the 15th to the 19th, some of them I think have it only two days between the 15th and the 19th so visit the stores or call them but you can also visit our Facebook page at the Belize Chamber of Commerce and Industry to find out all the logos and all the different discounts and offers that you can receive from these stores by just walking in the store and just receiving your discount just by purchasing over the counter.”
Belize’s Black Friday comes one week before America’s event and falls on the same dates of Chetumal’s Buen Fin weekend.